Lakme has always come up with great quality cosmetics and colors in their palette. Their product quality is undoubtedly exceptional and they enjoy a bigger market share than most other brands. This time on they have come up with a great selection of awesome colors in their Lakme 9 to 5 lipstick line. This come in variants of both Matte and Creaseless Crème ranges but I’ll give you a lowdown on the what-and-how of the 9 to 5 specials.
This is what Lakme has to say about their 9 to 5 lipsticks- “Lakme Nine to Five brings you a range of shades that sit on your lips all day long. Enriched with Vitamin E; it conditions your lips & softens them with wheat germ oil. So, perk those soft, smooth lips with a touch of matte.”
Lakme nine-to-five range of lipsticks come in various shades and hues and have a very aesthetic appeal. Priced at INR 400 each, they prove to be high on performance and stand up to the expectation of most users.
Red Coat, Coffee command, Brownie Point, Red Chaos, Oak Table, Tea Break, Toffe Nexus, Pink Slip, Pink Collar, Pink Bureau, Rose Management, Wine Play, Peony Goal, Scarlet Drill, Mauve Paced, Raspberry Badge, Roseate Motive, Pink Aggressive, Rosy Sunday, Burgundy Business, Cherry Chic, Bronze Award, Cabernet Category, Almond Saturday, Fushia Friday, Candy Closure, Wildberry Wednesday, Sorbet Tuesday, Mulbery Work, Mauve Cooler, Pink Veranda, Vermillion Fired, Saffron Gossip, Beige Post, Orange Edge, Pink Ambition, Coral Incentive and Pink Power.
The tubes that these lipsticks come in are very pretty reflective, rosey-pink shaded, glossy, metallic ones. Their fragrance is on the sweeter side but not overly disturbing. Only when you get your nose really close will you be able to admire the scent. They are absolutely soft and smooth in texture and not overly drying. These are not actually creamy- they are of a powdery finish which gives smoother application and a matte finish right from the first stroke. They are deeply pigmented- one stroke gives you a good shade on the lips. The staying power is better than other long stay lipsticks- say about 3 hours if you don’t snack or eat much in between. They are not moisturizing though, neither are they overly drying. If you are prone to chapped lips or drying of the lips, these lipsticks may not be for you, or else use a little lip balm before applying these on. The darker hues leave a tint behind on the lips even after they fade away while the lighter tones don’t.
This lipstick doesn’t fade off, it doesn’t parch the lips and doesn’t tug at the lips either. No touch-ups will be required often, whereas if you tend to lick your lips too much you may need some. The texture is smooth and the lipsticks are elegantly packaged. From the price point, the performance justifies the price and hence it is a win-win product from Lakme.